Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Volume 1

By: [Twain, Mark], Smith, Harriet Elinor, Editor

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736pp. This is the first printing with the ever important 1 in the number line. Tight, crisp and unread and covered with a mylar jacket protector.

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"I've struck it " Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "And I will give it away--to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography." Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his "Final (and Right) Plan" for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion--to "talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment"--meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind." The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press is proud to offer for the first time Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography in its entirety and exactly as he left it. This major literary event brings to readers, admirers, and scholars the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended.


Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Myrick

Title: Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Volume 1

Author Name: [Twain, Mark], Smith, Harriet Elinor, Editor

Categories: Biography & Autobiography,

Edition: First

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 2010

ISBN Number: 0520267192

ISBN Number 13: 9780520267190

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Seller ID: 000791

Keywords: Collectible - Like New; First Edition; Dust Jacket - Like New,